The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, has announced fifty-five grants totaling nearly $2.7 million.
Made during the first five months of 2018, the foundation awarded thirty grants totaling $992,500 in support of the arts, including $50,000 to Creative Capital, which will use the funds to launch a four-month financial and business management series designed to help artists develop their work and careers. Recipients recognized for connecting communities with the arts include Valley Arts in Orange, the Center for Community Arts in Cape May, and the Peters Valley School of Craft in Sandyston Township.
In the area of environment, the foundation awarded twenty-one grants totaling more than $1.3 million, including $65,000 to Rowan University for development of the New Jersey Municipal Asset Profiler Web mapping portal and the state's Conservation Blueprint. In addition, seven awards totaling $350,000 will support environmental restoration, urban greening, and stewardship in New Jersey cities, including grants to City Green in Clifton, Ironbound Community Corporation in Newark, and Isles in Trenton.
Other grants included $309,500 to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship for its ongoing support of the New Jersey Teacher Fellowship Program; $30,000 to the Center for Non-Profits in Mercerville in support of the organization's advocacy, public information, and educational activities on behalf of New Jersey's nonprofit community; $20,000 to Grow It Green Morristown in support of programs focused on healthy eating and environmental stewardship and to help it promote sustainable farms and gardens that provide access to fresh, local food; and $9,000 to Wind of the Spirit, which works to organize immigrants and their allies in developing social change, foster understanding between immigrants and non-immigrants, educate members of the immigrant community about their rights and responsibilities, and celebrate diversity.